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Just because it isn't immediate doesn't mean it won't be painful

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is never ideal, and a similar incident can leave you feeling shaken up and unnerved. Following the crash, your primary concern likely revolved around your safety and well-being, but after walking away feeling as though you were fine, you might have chosen to forgo seeking medical care.

Although you may not experience any immediate pain following a collision, it may still be in your best interests to visit a doctor. Certain car crash injuries might not show up immediately, but that doesn't mean that they won't cause you a significant amount of pain and suffering in the future.

Crash injuries with delayed symptoms

When it comes to certain medical conditions, it could take several days for you to begin developing symptoms. Some car accident injuries that can exhibit similar delays may include the following:

  • Head injuries: Head injuries are common among accident victims, and the symptoms of such injuries can take time to appear.
  • Numbness and dizziness: Several days after your accident, you may begin to experience bouts with dizziness or numbness in your extremities and seeking prompt medical care for these symptoms is advisable.
  • Back or neck pain: Back and neck pain are also common injuries for accident victims, and although similar injuries might not appear immediately, in some cases, these injuries can lead to long-term or permanent pain and suffering.
  • Abdominal pain: If you begin to experience abdominal pain following your accident, it is in your best interests to seek medical care, as this may indicate the presence of internal bleeding, which could cause you serious harm if left unattended.

If the other driver is at fault in the accident, you may wish to hold him or her accountable through civil court. However, if you aren't fully aware of all your injuries prior to entering the process, you might not receive the full amount of restitution you deserve.

Seeking compensation

If you suffer severe harm in a collision due to the negligent actions of another driver, the extensive costs of medical care could be leaving you in a substantial financial bind. You could choose to speak with someone with extensive knowledge in California state laws concerning your situation for advice on how best to handle the process. This type of guidance could help prepare you to pursue the full amount of compensation you're entitled to receive through a personal injury claim.

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